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morning. people will cast ballots in 49 other states and washington, d.c. residents of two villages in the state of new hampshire got a jump on things. they cast ballots at midnight. people who live in dixville notch and hart's location have been the first to vote on election day since 1948. voters at the dixville notch put their ballots in the box at 12:00 a.m. officials counted them right away. >> for president, this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie, five votes each. >> obama and romney didn't tie in hart's location. the president won 23-9. >>> election day is a little different this time around for people in the state of new york. the storm that hit the u.s. northeast put some polling stations out of commission. the governor is relaxing the rules so voters won't be shut out. andrew cuomo issued an executive order allowing residents in areas affected by the storm to vote at any station. officials in neighboring new jersey are also making it easier for people to cast ballots. more than 60 polling stations in new york city are still unusable because of flooding o
and dreams on four more years of the president. it is now up to him not to disappoint them. >> our washington bureau chief joins us now. obama stays in the white house. republicans retain the house of representatives. democrats maintain their majority in the senate. basically, we are seeing the same cast of characters. what do you think will be different this time around? >> that depends very much weather you are an optimist or a pessimist. at the end of this year, there is this fiscal cliff. president obama has to solve it. austerity measures, a huge increase of taxes -- all this is going to happen if democrats and republicans do not come together, so i can offer three scenarios -- the first would be that there is no willingness of compromise, that they will just take the can down the road. it would be disaster for the u.s. and the rest of the world. second scenario -- a new willingness of compromise and coming together, and i do not think this is likely to happen, so there is scenario 3, that everybody has to give up something. this would mean, for example, for democrats that they will have
. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. >> the latest poll from the washington post presents 50% of voters will cast their ballots for obama. polls indicate a close race in eight states. some suggest the candidates are running even. others give obama a narrow lead. obama carried the state four years ago due in part to younger voters. but unemployment in ohio has topped 12% among people aged 20 to 25. disappointment over the economy is working in romney's favor. so young democratic campaigners are trying to turn things around. nhk world's washington bureau chief reports. >> reporter: john is one of the leaders of college democrats which backs president obama. he is frustrated that students don't seem fired up about the presidential race even though election day is almost here. >> it's definitely really close. there is a sense of anxiousness in the air. because it's getting to point where we are looking at people on campus and asking ourselves is that person actually going to be the one vote that decides the election? >> reporter: he wants to find a way to ignite stude
obama won in 25 states and washington, d.c. that includes the swing states of virginia, wisconsin and colorado. his victory in the battleground of ohio pushed him past 270, the number of electoral votes needed to win. the latest projections say he secured 303 electoral votes. mitt romney took 206. florida is the only state yet to report. officials there are still counting ballots. reuters says the popular vote was 50% to 49% in obama's favor. obama gave his victory speech in the early hours of wednesday in chicago, illinois. he laid out a vision for his second term. >> the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an american family and we rise our fall together as one nation and as one people. and in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together, reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we've got more work to do. >>> romney made his concession speech in boston, massac
. here in pakistan, relations with washington are expected to remain tense. the two sides differ over how to handle elements of al qaeda and other militants hiding in remote areas of pakistan near the afghan border. the obama administration has said islamabad is not doing enough to confront terrorists operating on pakistani soil. the u.s. has stepped up aerial attacks using unmanned drones. the attacks have aggravated anti-american sentiment on the streets of pakistan. cooperation is indispensable to the u.s. fight against terrorism. but the two countries' relationship remains fragile. if president obama wants this crucial campaign to succeed, he must first win over pakistan. hideki yui, nhk world, islamabad. >>> the american maker of an anti-islamic film has been sentenced to one year in prison for violating the terms of his probation on a separate charge. the film sparked outrage throughout the muslim world. a u.s. court on wednesday handed down a ruling on the 55-year-old california resident. the man was on probation after being convicted of bank fraud but was again detained in septemb
. >> that was susumu kojima reporting from washington. >>> asian and european leaders are discussing ways to strengthen economic and political ties during a two-day meeting in laos. among their main concerns is the global economic slowdown triggered by the european credit crisis. the asia/europe meeting brings together leaders and cabinet ministers from 49 countries. >> translator: this year's asia europe meeting is being held amid the global financial crisis. the gathering is drawing hopes that it will help solve the variety of problems faced by asia and europe. >> eu president herman van rompuy called for an expansion of trade to deepen economic ties with asia. >> our interdependence is greater than ever. european union is firmly committed to its responsibilities as a strong world actor and a strong partner for asia. >> the leaders will also discuss ways to boost investment and strengthen financial cooperation between the two regions. >>> japanese prime minister yoshihiko noda met van rompuy and another eu leader on the sidelines of the asem gathering. they agreed to start free trade negotiations as
in an unprecedented position of power which cannot use. if they sold these bonds, it would put washington under pressure. it would also harm chinese interests. it would see the value of its own investments tumbled. the fact that the western world 's #one superpower should find itself financially dependent on a communist state is one of the trials and tribulations of history. hopefully, there will be positive endings. >> there's i hope that washington and beijing could put an end to it this and focus more on common ground. >> a renewed labor conflict could be brewing in germany. new figures published look to fuel tensions over wage levels in the european leading economy. >> top managers have seen wages increase at but workers have seen their real wages shrink considerably. >> it must be nice being the boss in this global what economy. you get to tell people what to do and you get paid well. but for those working poor you, chances are it's got worse. global competition is putting down wages and as a consequence, the income gap is widening. since 2005, executive salaries have shot up 14%. adjusted
a look at the pacific northwest. actually expecting some snowfall in washington off towards british columbia due to this potent and intense storm system that's rushing onshore. you see all these lines very close together here. that's indicating some 90 to 100-kilometer-per-hour wind gusts coming ashore, not just the heavy rainfall, about 50 to 100 milliliters in the next 24 hours. these areas in red, that's where you could be seeing some flashflooding risk. and messy weather farther inland, heavy snowfall. it's a big travel week in the united states, thanksgiving week, thanksgiving coming up on thursday, so anybody traveling in and out of this area, not just drive, airports, very well could be delayed or canceled due to the storm system. it is going to be just lingering there. good news is farther to the east, much of the central u.s., you are seeing some drier and fairer weather. we are watching this potent storm system spin just off the east coast. this is not expected to make a landfall, but still coastal flooding is high at risk. those winds fwloeing that water onshore. rip curr
, and say the finance minister is not coming clean about the cost to taxpayers. >> in washington, budgets have stalled again just months before what has become known as the infamous fiscal cliff. president obama appeared at a factory in pennsylvania making his case for raising taxes on top earners and accusing a handful of republicans of holding up a deal. if a deal is not reached by december 31, a $600 billion combination of tax increases and spending cuts goes into effect. let's get a check now on how the markets reacted to all of that news. our correspondence sent us this report from frankfurt. >> the dax climbed for about 2% this week, and share prices have been pushed mainly by the rescue package for greece, but at this last trading day of the week, trading has been quite low. the positive trend continued, although there has been some bad news coming in, like the record high unemployment rate in the euro area and the fact that u.s. consumers spend less money in october. nevertheless, the mood is fine. investors hope the fiscal cliff in the u.s.a. can be avoided. >> let's get a closer
of tuesday's election. the latest poll by abc news and the washington post suggests obama and romney both have support rates of 48%. romney is focusing on wisconsin, one of the swing states where obama is said to have a lead. >> the contacts made in wisconsin over the last months have just blown everybody away, and i want to thank you for the work you're doing. that's going to help us get this victory. >> romney is likely to still have a chance of winning if he takes wisconsin, even if he loses another key state, ohio. the republican challenger is also running more tv ads in pennsylvania, michigan, and minnesota. obama is expected to win more votes from the electoral college made up of electors allocated to each state. >> if you are willing to work with me and knock on doors with me and make some phone calls with me and turn out with me and grab your friends and neighbors and co-workers and get them to the polls for me, we'll win wisconsin, we'll win this election. >> obama is gaining momentum after winning praise for his response to the massive storm that hit the u.s. east coast last wee
to northern virginia, which is close to washington. it is hard to say here. ohio is the big prize because everybody says whoever wins ohio, the nation goes. obama has been ahead by slight margins but consistently. no republican has ever won the presidency without ohio. >> you are at a republican rally in virginia. how has the mood been? >> the mood with the republican of voters -- the romney people, it has been very good. they are fired up. a lot of people say they are more fired up the nea supporters of the president. they say that the obama people, the obama campaign has a better ground game. there are better organized. in the end, it comes down to turnout. whoever gets these people to show what will win the election. >> thank you very much. we turn our attention now to syria. activists say a suicide bomber has killed at least 50 government soldiers. it comes as there is break out between regime troops and rebels in damascus. >> violence in the capital escalates. they are holding talks. there are under pressure from the international community to find common ground. >> there is no and t
minister to washington. nagashima will quickly push to restart negotiations to review the guidelines. >>> china's foreign ministry has expressed concern about moves to review the guidelines. >> translator: the japan/u.s. alliance was forged under a specific historical situation. the alliance should not exceed the bilateral framework and should not harm the interest of any third country. >> hong said china hopes. >>> china and the u.s. will respect the security concerns of neighboring countries. >>> it doesn't feel like winter in tokyo with the warm weather, but elsewhere it's a different story. there's snow in our neighbor, china. rachel ferguson has more with weather. raich snell. >>> hi, there. we're following a snowstorm moving across the north. it's going to be moving across the beijing area and heading into northeastern china and also north korea. blizzarding conditions could be expected. it's wet snow, as well, and we're getting an icy blast from the north so, that will spell ice on the roads, too. so definitely travel could be very dangerous. we're looking to the south to see
. that's about 8 degrees higher than what we saw yesterday. washington, d.c. at 19 and new york on the warmer side at 18 degrees. looking at the european continent, things taper off in turkey. it's a slow-moving system soshgs at a snail's pace this is moving towards the east still bringing some severe conditions but clearing out in the next 24. we have another system over the scandinavian peninsula across sweden. snow and mixed precipitation is found. sagging is this cold front moving towards the northern italy where we found flooding rains, especially in ven nice around some nautical. people are still waiting in the flooded water. the heaviest peak of that rain is over, but still, we have red alert across slovenia and those regions. snow is on top in the higher elevations here in the iberian peninsula, especially southern spain. madrid at 12 degrees for your temperature and rome at 22 and moscow at 4 degrees. mears yo here's your extended forecast. >>> our lead story this hour, syrian opposition groups have agreed on a new coalition and leader. they hope together they can toppl
second term. >> for more on this developing story, we are joined by our washington correspondent. how serious are the allegations against general allan? what sort of wrongdoing is the alleged to have been involved in? >> it is very serious. there were -- there is an investigation going on. there were some 30,000 pages of e-mails between the top commander in afghanistan and this lady in florida, mrs. kelly, and you really do not know exactly what is in those e- mails, but according to the american media, they say that there is -- that those are inappropriate communication. just a couple of minutes ago, he said that there was no affair. nevertheless, there was a plan that general allan would become the new supreme -- the nato supreme allied commander in europe, and i think this is not going to happen -- that general allen would become the new nato supreme allied commander. >> water the implications of this for the obama administration -- what are the implications? >> i think it is very bad. the fbi investigation about petraeus and this affair that was going on for months, and the white
. if we look at the east coast, a pair of 11s in new york and washington, d.c. and then into europe, also continuing to watch a storm system push onshore across portugal and spain. as this does move overhead, it is already creating some high wind and heavy waves and even heavy rain warnings in portugal, eventually into spain. then we'll watch this ininto the early part of the workweek on monday and tuesday. there could be some severe weather out there towards the central mediterranean and even towards italy. you're already seeing some rough weather due to this low-pressure area pufshing out across this yair. we see storm warnings in effect as this continues to move overhead and bringing with it heavy rain. north of it, though, look at these clear skies. one thing you are watching is some fog, especially through the early morning hours, there in poland. that's going to dramatically reduce the visibility so slow down on the roads. as far as temperatures, single digits into the east, but getting into the double digits in london and paris with a pair of 12s. now here's a look at your extended
here towards the east off into the dakotas. some improving conditions in around washington and towards oregon. then into the dakotas, stuff going downhill here. heavy rain, about five centimeters of snowfall accumulating. gusty winds, sometimes up to 90 kilometer per hour winds. ahead of that front, thick fog is being seen in the midwest. flights in and out of chicago, do check them out ahead of time because you're seeing some airport delays due to the fog. that's going to start to clear up, though, as that storm starts to push in from the east, improving the conditions here. but then going into thursday, around chicago, even much of the ohio river valley, expecting some rain showers. not going to be a big weather event, but if you have any plans in and around this area for thanksgiving, do check on them, because there is going to be some wet conditions outside. even some snow off towards southern canada. windy conditions in the central plains. take a look at this, sunny skies across much of the united states here, so good news for you here on your thursday, as conditions do remain rat
. and it is not the only one. reports say british paper "the guardian" could soon cull its paper addition. the "washington post" is getting thinner. some 14 regional newspapers in the u.s. have gone under in the past five years. nine more are now on line only. many more are at risk of closure. the mit," the flagship of u.s. journalism" -- the "new york times," the flagship of u.s. journalism, is looking for sponsors to keep going. others are having a tougher time because the income from their online editions is not enough to make up for losses from print. >> stay with us. we will be back in a minute's time and across the english channel and meet some other grumpy euro skeptics. >> that's right. stick around. >> welcome back. there is just a day to go until the e u's latest summit. this time, it is not about bailouts, but this time, the eu's very own budget is on the line. >> we are talking about more than $1 trillion euros over the next seven years. some countries say brussels is just asking for too much. >> most of all, britain. this government is threatening to veto anything more than a budget freeze, a
it is up to politicians in washington to find a solution. no easy task, considering the partisan divisions in congress. the democrats who control the senate do not want cuts to social benefits. the republicans who form a majority in the house of representatives are opposed to tax hikes. time is running out. both democrats and republicans have indicated a willingness to compromise, but business owners are skeptical. and many american business people are very concerned that the politicians will not accomplish certainty, and instead, they will blame each other and this will cause more uncertainty. >> especially when it comes to orders from the defense industry. i of the country falls over the fiscal cliff, huge cuts to the u.s. military budget will take place automatically -- if the country falls over the fiscal cliff. >> coming up, a new mozart interpretation that uses the latest in animation technology. >> but first, a roundup of stories making news now. the former israeli opposition leader has announced she will return to politics to lead a new party called the movement. the former foreign
of tuesday's election. the latest poll by abc news and "washington post" suggest obama and romney both have support rates of 48%. romney is focusing on wisconsin, one of swing states where obama is said to have a lead. >> the contacts made in wisconsin over the last months have just blown everybody away. i want to thank you for the work you're doing. let's get out. let's get this victory. >> romney is likely to still have a chance of winning if he takes wisconsin even if he loses another key state, ohio. the republican challenger is also running more tv ads in pennsylvania, michigan and minnesota. obama is expected to win more votes from the electoral college made up of electors allocated to each state. >> if you're willing to work with me and knock on doors with me and make some phone calls with me and turn out with me and grab your friends and your neighbors, your co-workers, get them to the polls for me, we'll win wisconsin. we'll win this election. >> obama is also gaining momentum after winning praise for his response to the massive storm that hit the u.s. east coast last week. >>> an
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